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The Doctor Game

Gifford-Jones How necessary are dental X-rays?

What should you do the next time the dentist tells you he or she is going to take full dental X-rays? A new study shows that just as porcupines make love very, very carefully, you should also take care to limit the amount of radiation exposure during

Gifford-Jones: Burnout 101 for caregivers

Here's a possible Trivial Pursuit question, "What's the fastest growing unpaid profession in North America?" I admit I wouldn't have known the answer. But, according to the "Family Caregiver Alliance", more than 65.

Gifford-Jones: Want to be a millionaire?

What would I do if I wanted to be rich? I'd start a class action suit against food companies for their role in creating "the perfect storm", the three major epidemics in this country.

Gifford-Jones: Is there a safe way to take calcium?

Is there anything sacred anymore? For years researchers have stressed that people are not getting sufficient calcium to build strong bones and prevent osteoporosis (brittle bones).

Gifford-Jones: The pain of being a picky eater

What’s the worst fear for some people? It’s not standing before a crowd and giving a major speech. Nor is it the apprehension of being crushed in a crowded elevator, or flying.

Gifford Jones: Do you need a C.T. scan?

How many people will die from excessive radiation exposure? Today, more patients get CT scans for a variety of problems.

Gifford-Jones: A small hole can sink a big ship

A proverb states that, “For want of a nail the horseshoe was lost. For want of a horseshoe the horse was lost. For want of a horse the rider was lost. For want of a rider the battle was lost.

Gifford-Jones: There's a sucker born every minute

It’s been said that “There’s a sucker born every minute.

Gifford-Jones: Cholesterol and prison

Benjamin Disraeli, the distinguished British Prime Minister, once ridiculed an opposition member of parliament by saying, “He is distinguished by his ignorance for he only had one idea and that was wrong”.

Gifford-Jones: What Oscar knows that doctors don't

Years ago the family cat, usually aloof, suddenly decided to spend time on my father-in-law’s lap months before he died of pancreatic cancer.